Webify your book

A Demo of the World's first 'Live Edition' cloud book

by Brian Schwartz

Witness how a ‘cloud book’ is written, edited, and published within seconds to any device. As eBooks shift to the cloud, writing & publishing are collapsing into a single click and open source formatting allows true cross-platform compatibility. Given the evolution of ‘always connected’ devices, cloud books promise publishers an option to provide readers with an infinite array of ever-expanding ‘fresh’ content. In this live demonstration, I’ll build a cloud book in a matter of minutes, and deliver the first ‘app-less’ live edition directly to the attendees. Served directly on the publisher’s own site, a cloud book is authored, edited and made available to readers on demand without an app. We’ll discuss various paths to monetization and the opportunity for publishers to regain ownership of their readers.

About the speaker

A former IBMer, Brian Schwartz is past president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. In 2009, he launched 50 Interviews and adapted his publishing company to provide a full range of consulting, publishing, and marketing services to more than 400 authors. He is the CEO of SelfPublish.org, and an instructor in the writer’s program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.